Organizing a Sustainable Transition Through Choice and Competition: The Case of Ecogrid 2.0

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Following the rapid growth of wind power in Denmark over the past 20 years, energy infrastructure has become increasingly politicized. Fluctuating renewables not only contest the dominant ‘logic’ of operating the system, namely ‘supply-follows-demand’, but it also introduces new actors like aggregators and reconfigure existing market actors. In this paper, we study a case, EcoGrid 2.0, on the Danish island Bornholm, as a case of a ‘marketized’ solution to the infrastructural concerns emerging from the large share of wind power in the system. Transforming ‘flexibility’ into an exchangeable good, EcoGrid 2.0 introduces a new market arrangement with the purpose of solving the infrastructural concerns emerging from the increasing share of wind power in the system. We end the paper by a discussion of the politics implied in the marketization of the ‘collective concerns’, namely security of supply and climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017: The Good Organization - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 6 Jul 20178 Jul 2017
Conference number: 33


ConferenceThe 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017
LocationCopenhagen Business School
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